Oncology Research Fellow Clinical Lead - The University of Sydney - EducationCareer

First listed on: 25 November 2020

Oncology Research Fellow Clinical Lead

  • Join an organisation leading the design, conduct, and reporting of cancer clinical trials
  • Lead oncology initiatives in collaboration with the Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
  • 12 month fixed term, 0.3-0.5 FTE Level C/D: base salary $133K for Level C and $160K for Level D p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Oncology Research Fellow Clinical Lead position is designed for a dynamic and motivated clinician-researchers with trials expertise and training. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and lead the development of new trial initiatives. As the Oncology Research Fellow Clinical Lead will have experience in engaging with and collaborating with industry and will be expected to lead and oversee investigator-initiated trials. You will direct and support the CTC’s collaborations, supervise clinical research fellows, work with clinical investigators, and support the CTC’s Oncology Trials Operations Staff. You are involved at a high level in all aspects and stages of clinical trial design and conduct.

The Oncology Research Fellow Clinical Lead provides strategic guidance and operational expertise to the groups’ research advisory committees, and play a major role in developing concepts, protocols, grant applications, trial reports, and other publications. You are also expected to have experience in the design and conduct of trials in neuro-oncology and will develop and lead clinical trial initiatives and methodological research of their own.

This position is part-time, for a fixed term of 12 months, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees, and with the possibility of further offers of employment. Applicants should be registered or eligible to register with the NSW medical board. 

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. You must be a qualified medical practitioner with training, experience, and expertise in clinical research and medical oncology. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for candidate who has:

  • registration (or is eligible for registration) with the NSW Medical Board
  • completed specialty training in medical oncology
  • been an active researcher with publications about clinical trials, targeted therapeutics, and/or molecular profiling
  • lead a team(s) of clinical and/or laboratory cancer researchers
  • Level C and D applicants will have a relevant post-graduate higher research degree, for example a PhD, or a Masters of Clinical Trials, Clinical Epidemiology, Public Health, or similar;
  • Level D applicants will have established and lead a successful program of relevant research, and will have supervised candidates for higher degrees by research (Masters or PhD)

Candidates must be qualified medical doctors with experience and expertise in oncology.

About the University of Sydney

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and is a research centre within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. CTC is a leader in the design, conduct, and reporting of multicenter, clinical trials in cancer and other diseases. It also researches trial methods and conducts systematic reviews.

The Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO) was established in 2007, to develop a central mechanism enabling a coordinated, structured approach to the management of large scale multi-centred neuro-oncology trials. COGNO is a member of the Cooperative Clinical Trials Groups of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) and has a close working relationship with the COSA Neuro-Oncology Group. These groups are non-profit organisations developing and conducting multicenter clinical trials research.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit https://www.sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number 1381/1120F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 8 December 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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